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View Poll Results: Jaguar XKR-S
Sub Zero 20 25.97%
Cool 48 62.34%
Uncool 9 11.69%
Seriously Uncool 0 0%
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Jaguar XKR-S 2009

Today we have another British car, the fastest production XK to date, according to Jaguar. Enjoy!

Engine: 90 V8
Displacement: 4,196 cc
Aspiration: Eaton supercharger
Power: 420 bhp (313 kW) @ 6,250 rpm
Torque: 413 lbft @ 4,000 rpm
Drive: Rear-wheel drive
Weight: 1,665 kilo (3,670.7 lbs)
0 - 60 mph: 5.1 seconds
Top speed: 174 mph (280 km/h)
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Re: Jaguar XKR-S

I like it!
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Re: Jaguar XKR-S

cant decide on this one. a beautiful car but i prefer the equivalent Aston Martin, the V8 Vantage.

this may technically be a better car but it lacks something that the AM has, cant put my finger on what though.
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What an absolutely gorgeous cracking car.

Pity it a Jag then: Uncool.




Just try it, you in the pub/bar someone comes up to you:

"What do you drive?"
"Umm... A Jag. "
"Wayhay Grandad, did you buy it off Inspector Morse?"


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cant decide on this one. a beautiful car but i prefer the equivalent Aston Martin, the V8 Vantage.

this may technically be a better car but it lacks something that the AM has, cant put my finger on what though.
has it got something to do with the fact that AM has never had a mondeo based saloon?

i voted cool (just) anyway. they sound amazing
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Re: Jaguar XKR-S

Lovely car definately coolish, just a bit jumped up style-wise the spoilers look almost aftermarket add-ons but good quality.
I wouldn't be ashamed to own it though, just that I wouldn't rave about it.
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(And do you see how that conversation never ends
up like that if the answer to the question is Alfa? )
But sadly, we know how that conversation does end if the answer to the question is Alfa

Anyways, Big Jag = Cool. Just.
 
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the only problem i can see is this is a full auto, where's the paddles as i doubt a proper manual is available. anyway would be nice to see a proper gearbox or at least some f1 paddles
 
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What an absolutely gorgeous cracking car.

Pity it a Jag then: Uncool.




Just try it, you in the pub/bar someone comes up to you:

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Re: Jaguar XKR-S

I test drove the XKR and liked it quite a bit. I am sure the S is just enough to be cool!
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Ordered!
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Re: Jaguar XKR-S

Cool Jaguar have definately coming in from the design wilderness that was the horrible Stype .I would noteven baulk if you gave me anXF
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I like it quite a lot.

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It is and hence ubercool

I would have a Jag
 
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Jags are always cool.
 
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Re: Jaguar XKR-S

But the old XKR is cooler, so this new XKR couldn't get sub-zero.

Edit: cooler except for the Grandpa dash, bought off Inspector Morse..
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I always wanted an XJR, just couldn't bring myself to step off the cliff face that is the Jag depreciation curve. I'd say they are all cool, except X Types and S Types, obviously.
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Cool, but then I love all big cats,I have owned:

3.4 Mk VIII,
3.8 Mk II ( Morse model)
4.2 XJ6
3.6 XJ40.

so perhaps I am biased.The S type is only let down by its underpowered engine.
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The stype is let down by being rather ugly
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I voted Cool on performance and looks, sadly it will be ruined by the influx of MD's and Suits' on the M6
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Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
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Re: Jaguar XKR-S

It's "nice" and most people have a bit of a soft spot for Jags but it isn't cool.

The modern Jag identity is a mixed bag of "not quite" right images.

It is uncool because it an isn't quite kind of car. Not quite expensive enough, not quite cheap enough to be really good value, not quite as stylish as an Aston, not quite as sporting as...well almost any junior exotic.

And the R-versions always seem like marketing after-thoughts rather than the cutting edge leaders they ought to be.

So not cool for me.


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Re: Jaguar XKR-S

just, and only just cool, think it's trying to be an AM too hard
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Beautiful car and a great drive. Shame they only do it in auto.... cool though
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